Events on Nov 25

  • 1120English royal yacht "White Ship" leaves in storm
  • 1165RC German Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa visits Utrecht
  • 1185Umberto Crivelli replaces Lucius III as Pope Urban III
  • 1277Giovanni Gaetano Orsini elected as Pope Nicolas III
  • 1357Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace
  • 1500Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus
  • 1659Michiel de Ruyter conquerors Danish city Nyborg
  • 1688Princess Anne flies from London to Nottingham
  • 17151st English patent granted to an American, for processing corn
  • 1744Austrian forces pillage and kill Jews of Prague
  • 1758Britain capture Ft Duquesne (Pittsburgh) from French
  • 1766Pope Clement XIII warns On dangers of anti-Christian writings
  • 1783Britain evacuates NYC, their last military position in US
  • 18171st sword swallower in US performs (NYC)
  • 184135 Amistad survivors return to Africa
  • 1847Opera "Marta" is produced (Vienna)
  • 1863Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee
  • 1864Confederate plot to burn NYC, fails
  • 1864Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia
  • 1867Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
  • 1867US Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson
  • 1884John B Meyenberg of St. Louis patents evaporated milk
  • 1894Greenback (Independent) Party organizes in Indianapolis
  • 1897Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy
  • 1899Battle at Graspan, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers
  • 1908Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in Madison Square Garden marathon by 60 yards
  • 19113rd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-7
  • 1912American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Illinois
  • 1912Socialist International rejects that world war is coming
  • 19201st Thanksgiving Parade (Philadelphia)

Born on Nov 25

  • 1507Joost de Damhoudere: Flemish lawyer (Praxis rerum criminalium)
  • 1562Lope Felix de Vega: Madrid, Spain -- Dramatist / poet (Angelica, Arcadia)
  • 1697Gerhard Tersteegen: German evangelist / poet (wrote in blood)
  • 1721Willem Crul: Admiral (West-Indies)
  • 1734Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Wenkel: Composer
  • 1737Christian Friedrich Penzel: Composer
  • 1741Johann Christian Frischmuth: Composer
  • 1752Johann Friedrich Reichardt: Composer
  • 1753Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth: Composer
  • 1787Franz Xavier Gruber: Austria -- Organist / composer (Silent Night)
  • 1823Joseph Alexander Cooper: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1910
  • 1825Edward Augustus Wild: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
  • 1828Franjo Racki: Croatian historian / politician
  • 1834Jean-Baptist Colyns: Composer
  • 1835Andrew Carnegie: Scottish / US industrialist / philanthropist
  • 1839Stanislaw Duniecki: Composer
  • 1840Hugo Verriest: Flemish author / poet (Flemish Movement)
  • 1844Karl F Benz: German designer / auto manufacturer (4-taktmotor)
  • 1846Carry Nation: Scourge of barkeepers and drinkers
  • 1852Johan N Salvator [Johann Orth]: Archduke of Austria
  • 1856Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev: Russia -- Composer (Oresteia)
  • 1862Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin: Composer
  • 1871Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast: Actor / director (Ghost Hotel)
  • 1877Harley Granville-Barker: London, England -- Dramatist / producer / critic
  • 1878Georg Kaiser: Writer
  • 1880Leonard S Woolf: English author / husband of Virginia Woolf
  • 1881John XXIII [Angelo Roncalli]: Bergamo, Italy -- 261st Pope (1958-63)
  • 1881Peder Gram: Composer
  • 1883Percy Marmont: London, England -- Actor (Captain Apache)
  • 1886Rex Maupin: St. Joseph, Missouri -- Orchestra leader (Tin Pan Alley TV)

Died on Nov 25

  • 0992Mieszko I: Polish advisor to Pope John XV
  • 1120Countess of Perche: Bastard Daughter of English King Henry I, drowns
  • 1120William: English crown prince / Son of Henry I, drowns at 17
  • 1185Lucius III [Ubaldo Allucingoli]: Italian Pope (1181-85)
  • 1456Jacques Coeur: French Merchant / banker, dies in battle
  • 1640Giles Farnaby: Composer
  • 1750Francesco Feroci: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1755Johann Georg Pisendel: German violist / composer, dies at 76
  • 1773Carl Hockh: Composer, dies at 66
  • 1815Johann Peter Saloman: Composer, dies at 70
  • 1830Pierre Rode: Composer, dies at 56
  • 1854John G Lockhart [scorpion]: English biographer, dies at 60
  • 1883Ludwig Erk: Composer, dies at 76
  • 1885Thomas A Hendricks: 21st VP, dies 8 months after taking office at 66
  • 1887Johann J Bachofen: Swiss historic rights, dies at 71
  • 1895Edmond van der Straeten: Belgian lawyer / musicologist, dies at 68
  • 1899Robert Lowry: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1901Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: German Composer / music theorist, dies at 62
  • 1913Robert S Ball: Irish Mathematician / astronomer (Ball Screw)
  • 1914Davorin Jenko: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1923Ernst Debes: German cartographer (Moon Atlas), dies at 83
  • 1935Maria H "Mina" Beersmans: Flemish actress (After 30 Years), dies at 72
  • 1944Kenesaw Mountain Landis: Judge / baseball commisioner, dies at 78
  • 1948Charles D Brown: Actor (Eve Knew Her Apples), dies at 61
  • 1949Luther "Bill" Robinson: "Bojangles" famed tap dancer, dies at 71
  • 1951Raden Mas Noto Suroto: Indonesian Poet (Wayang Songs), dies at 63
  • 1952Antonio Guarnieri: Composer, dies at 72
  • 1952Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1958Charles F Kettering: Invented auto self-starter, dies at 82
  • 1964Clarence Kolb: Actor (Mr Honeywell-My Little Margie), dies at 90

Historical events on November 26

  • 0399St. Siricius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0579Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0944Otto I the Great gives away bisdom Utrecht "foreestrecht"
  • 1527Pope Clemens VII signs treaty with Emperor Karel I
  • 1580French Huguenots and Roman Catholics sign peace treaty
  • 1598Jacob of Necks Merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java
  • 1648Pope Innocent X condemns Peace of Westfalen
  • 1688Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg
  • 1688French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands
  • 1688King James II escapes back to London
  • 1703Bristol England damaged by hurricane, Royal Navy loses 15 warships
  • 17161st lion exhibited in America (Boston)
  • 1741French and Beiers army occupies Prague
  • 1764France bans Jesuit enorde
  • 1778Captain Cook discovers Maui (Sandwich Islands [now Hawaii])
  • 17891st national Thanksgiving
  • 1793Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
  • 18251st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY))
  • 1835HMS Beagle leaves Tahiti for New Zealand
  • 1847Alfred de Mussets "Un Caprice, " premieres in Paris
  • 1861West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg
  • 1864Confederate troops vacate Sandersville, Georgia
  • 1864Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal / Waynesboro, Georgia
  • 1865"Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll published in US
  • 1867Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit
  • 18681st baseball game played in enclosed field in SF, at 25th and Folsom
  • 18851st meteor photograph
  • 1894King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France
  • 1895Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association forms
  • 18961st large indoor football game, University of Chicago beats University of Michigan 7-6

Born on November 26

  • 1607John Harvard: England, United Kingdom -- Clergyman / scholar, founded Harvard University
  • 1640Carl Rosier: Composer
  • 1653Andreas Anton Schmelzer: Composer
  • 1663Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo: Peruvian poet (Obras Dramaticas)
  • 1736Charles-Joseph Panckoucke: French publisher (Mercure de France)
  • 1744Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff: Composer
  • 1754Georg Forster: Writer
  • 1795Carl P Fohr: German painter
  • 1795Cornelis P J Elout: Dutch military / resident of West Sumatra
  • 1809Mariano Obiols: Composer
  • 1810William G Armstrong [of Cragside]: Baron / British const (hydr crane)
  • 1816William Henry Talkbot Walker: Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1818Louis Lacombe: Composer
  • 1823Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen: Composer
  • 1827Alfred Moore Scales: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
  • 1850Henricus Van de Wetering: Archbishop of Utrecht (1895-1929)
  • 1862Mark A Stein: Archaeologist
  • 1865Earl Ross Drake: Composer
  • 1876Bart A van der Leck: Dutch painter (Style)
  • 1876Willis Haviland Carrier: Developed air-conditioning equipment
  • 1888Franz Jung: Writer
  • 1892Joe Guyon: NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc)
  • 1894Norbert Wiener: United States -- Mathematician / discovered cybernetics
  • 1895Bertil Lindblad: Swedish astronomer (Milky Way system)
  • 1901Philippus J Idenburg: Dutch statistician
  • 1902Alberto Morin: Puerto Rico -- Actor (Armando-Dallas)
  • 1902Gerrit Jan van der Veen [Wolffensperger]: Dutch resistance fighter
  • 1905George Emlyn Williams: Wales, United Kingdom -- Actor / playwright (David Copperfield)
  • 1906Sandro Fuga: Composer
  • 1907Frances Dee: Los Angeles, California -- Actress (Of Human Bondage)

Died on November 26

  • 0399Siricius: Italian Pope (384-99)
  • 1126Al-Borsoki: Emir of Aleppo-Mosoel, assassinated
  • 1240Edmund Van Abingdon: Archbishop of Canterbury / saint
  • 1267Gozzolini Silvester: Italian hermit / saint
  • 1651Henry Ireton: English General / parliament leader (Marston Moor), dies at 40
  • 1653Maximilian Teellinck: Vicar, dies at about 51
  • 1776Dov Baer of Mezhirech: Hassidic rabbi
  • 1778Jean-Noel Hamal: Composer, dies at 68
  • 1809Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac: Composer, dies at 56
  • 1810Nicolas Etienne Framery: Composer, dies at 65
  • 1821Friedrich Heine: Composer, dies at 57
  • 1822Johann Baptist Henneberg: Composer, dies at 53
  • 1854Matthijs Siegenbeek: Literature (Defeated German Spelling)
  • 1855Adam B Mickiewicz: Polish Poet (Polish Legion), dies at 56
  • 1857Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff: German Poet (That Freier), dies at 69
  • 1866Adrien Francois Servais: Composer, dies at 59
  • 1866Carl Jonas Love Almquist: Composer, dies at 72
  • 1880Guilherme Antonio Cossoul: Composer, dies at 52
  • 1882Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel: Premier of Prussia
  • 1885Thomas Andrews: Irish physicist / chemist (ozone), dies at 71
  • 1923Alexander V Amfiteatrov: Russian / French / Italian writer, dies at 60
  • 1925Johannes Haarklou: Composer, dies at 78
  • 1926John M Brown: US weapons constructer
  • 1927Jean-Louis Pisuisse: Dutch performer (Governess), assassinated at 47
  • 1928Reinhard Scheer: German Admiral (WWI), dies at 65
  • 1929Michele Esposito: Composer, dies at 74
  • 1933Edward Julius Biedermann: Composer, dies at 84
  • 1938Henry Schultz: US farm commune
  • 1939James Naismith: Basketball inventor
  • 1950Hedwig Courts-Mahler: German author, dies at 83